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A podcast for artists, aspiring creatives, and art lovers.

Two artists share their thoughts on art, life and everything in between. Join Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher for honest, generous, and humorous conversations that will feed your creative soul AND get you thinking.

Art Juice: A podcast for artists, creatives and art lovers Louise Fletcher/Alice Sheridan

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8, 154 Ratings

A podcast for artists, aspiring creatives, and art lovers.

Two artists share their thoughts on art, life and everything in between. Join Alice Sheridan and Louise Fletcher for honest, generous, and humorous conversations that will feed your creative soul AND get you thinking.

    New and Exciting Ways to Sell Art Online [77]

    New and Exciting Ways to Sell Art Online [77]

    Alice just held a virtual open studios and it sparked so many ideas for both of us.  It turns out that when galleries close, and art fairs cancel, and open studios can't happen, we are forced to come up with new ways to market our work. The possibilities are infinite - each of us just need to find our own unique way. Don't feel it all has to be polished and perfect. In this episode, we discuss ways to create a personal connection over the internet, how an edited video differs from a live presentation, and how the approach Alice took might translate into other online exhibiting opportunities such as how Janette Phillips is creating unique flower paintings. 

    We close with a call to action ... how might you make the most of this exciting time?

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    Mentioned

    See what Alice created for a virtual Open Studio event here: https://alicesheridan.com/artistsathome/

    See Janette Phillips idea for unique flower paintings here: https://www.janettephillips.com/workshops/

    Gabriel Lipper's free video workshop has started but you can still catch up and see more here: https://artofgabriel.com/



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    Credits

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 58 min
    Growing Pains [76]

    Growing Pains [76]

    This week's topic was inspired by a busy and stressful week for both of us - a week in which we had to learn, adapt, and employ what Alice calls "just-in-time" learning. Our discussion covers growing pains in both our art and our business. We discuss the importance of failure or mistakes (and how we learn from them) and debate Seth Godin's idea that sometimes we are struggling because we are in a dip and will soon start to come up out of it, while at other times we are struggling because we actually went into a cul-de-sac, from which we can never emerge. In this case, he suggests, the best course of action is to give up and find something else to do. In the end, we both lean towards the idea that learning and growing are essential, which makes growing pains not only inevitable but actually desirable. If you've ever send a marketing email with a dead link, started a project with no idea how to manage it, or spent years trying to make the wrong thing work, this episode is for you!

    Mentioned

    Louise's Find Your Joy course opens at 6pm GMT on June 23rd - join at www.alicesheridan.com
    www.louisefletcherart.com

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    Credits
    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
    ">https://www.louisefletcherart.com

    Amanda Pickles website

    Seth Godin - The Dip

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    Credits

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 59 min
    Finding the Creative Spark [75]

    Finding the Creative Spark [75]

    This week we're discussing creativity and specifically how to spark new ideas or creative energy. For Louise, the impetus seems to come when she is most busy, so that she has less time to think and dabble and is forced to take action quickly. For Alice, space and time and quiet are very important ... without that, she doesn't feel there's room for new ideas. But we both agree that outside input or external stimuli are vital, whether that is a conversation with another artist, an exhibition, a book, or just a trip on the tube. And we both feel that the best ideas often come from unexpected sources. - something just ignites that spark. We also discuss how we choose which ideas to bring to fruition and which to leave on what Alice calls "the idea shelf." As always, we have some points of similarity and some differences, so hopefully this conversation will help you think through your own creative process - maybe there are things you could do to create the ideal conditions for maximum creativity?

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    https://www.traceyelizabethdowning.com/poemsandgiftcard


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    Credits

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 50 min
    How to avoid the over-thinking trap [74]

    How to avoid the over-thinking trap [74]

    Has over-thinking in your studio ever frozen you in your tracks? But you also want to bring more consideration to you art than pure intuition? This one is for you!

    During our conversation with Brian last week, Alice asked “Is it enough to just focus on a buttery brush stroke?” and this led to a discussion of the role of the intellect in painting. Brian suggested that thought must only happen outside the studio, with instinct and intuition being the guide while he is working. So today we thought we’d dive more into this topic.

    The balance of feeling and thinking in painting - how much do we need a concept? How important is intellectual thinking? Does working intuitively just mean throwing paint around willy-nilly? At what point is it most effective to think - before, during or after a painting? And is it the same for each of us?

    We also play "ask the Brian oracle" with a listener question...

    And Louise's final inspiration (Brian’s statement ‘humidity made me a painter’) might leave you with a question: "What is the one thing we continually come back to in our work?"



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    Credits

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 1 hr
    The Magic of Thinking and Feeling in Painting with Brian Rutenberg [73]

    The Magic of Thinking and Feeling in Painting with Brian Rutenberg [73]

    “You can’t have a thought unless you have a feeling first. So the idea in painting is to freeze the feeling and then let the person have the thought.”

    Today we are talking with New York painter Brian Rutenberg about all the way in which artists must show up for their work in order to find a deeper truth. Amidst a currently enforced break from his studio it’s reassuring to hear he has the same fear of starting again. We talk about the arc of creating a painting, how to exaggerate to clarify and if painting serves no purpose why is it ultimately such an essential process in understanding and sharing feeling.



    Mentioned

    See Brian's work on his website: http://www.brianrutenbergart.com/

    Brian's books on Amazon HERE

    Outside the US, Brian's book can be ordered by emailing gallery@forumgallery.com

    Watch Brian’s videos from his studio on You Tube HERE



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    Credits

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Three questions artists should probably never ask [72]

    Three questions artists should probably never ask [72]

    This week, we share 3 of the questions that we are most often asked, and discuss why they're really not helpful. Often, especially when we are starting out or when we are switching to a new medium, we ask questions as a kind of shortcut ... it feels easier to ask than to work it out for ourselves. But the truth is that the answers to these questions are unique for each of us. Only you can find the answer that works for you. That said, we do have some suggestions that we hope are helpful. This week we are also moving back to working on larger paintings, which feels really good, and we are both working hard on our membership groups. As an added bonus, Alice shares her lockdown TV recommendations!

    Mentioned

    Last chance to join Louise's Art Tribe at the founder's discount rate: https://thispaintinglife.mykajabi.com/art-tribe

    Sally Hirst free courses on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewJ2YXT8hN8Gb3g7LMkQKw

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    Credits

    "Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

macartpost ,

A great listen for artists!

These two women resonate with me. They’re not giggling girls who are speaking from a place of self consciousness. They talk from a heartfelt place that I enjoy listening to. I love the 2 person concept. It’s like eavesdropping in on 2 women seated at the next table. Very enjoyable!

Margie Beehouse ,

Peerless

Words to make art by. They certainly do get the art juice flowing.

yurtladyArt ,

Art Juice

Alice and Louise are like favorite old friends.
They are fun, informative and inspirational. They confirm and dissolve hopes and fears in that order.
I look forward to every Tues and review past episodes because I cannot get enough of them.
Love you both!

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